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SPH This Week

November 22, 2020
The Descendants of the One Percent
For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a National Day of Mourning. As we mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower arrival to America, we should consider the holiday's true origins.
When Does Fertility Return After Stopping Contraceptive Use?
Injectable contraceptives have the longest delay before return to normal fertility: five to eight menstrual cycles. IUDs and implant contraceptives have the shortest delay at two cycles.
Faculty Profile
‘Teaching Is the Gift of My Lifetime’
Sophie Godley, clinical assistant professor of community health sciences, says it is a gratifying experience to help students recognize their skills and turn their passions into a public health career.
Vaping May Increase Respiratory Disease Risk by More Than 40 Percent
Risk remains high after accounting for people who may have switched from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes because of health issues.
Public Health Post
Using COVID-19 to End HIV
The public health response to COVID-19 provides us with an unprecedented opportunity to end the HIV epidemic in America.
Public Health Post
Weathering the Workforce
Now is the time to start educating the healthcare workforce about the risks of climate change and how to reduce them.
School News
VetChange Featured on Google's New Veteran Support Website
David Rosenbloom is part of a team of researchers who developed the online program to help veterans manage their drinking and PTSD symptoms.
Creating a Powerful Story Video Series with Emily Barbo
Emily Barbo, communications manager for the Activist Lab, shows you how to create a powerful story to impact public health advocacy while thinking about your audience, goals, and format.
In the Media
Blue States and Red States Are Both Doing School Reopenings Wrong — opinion by Benjamin Linas, associate professor of epidemiology.
Baystate Business: COVID and Politics — interview with Matthew Fox, professor of global health and epidemiology.
Questions Remain, but Local Experts Say Moderna and Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccines Surpass All Expectations — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.
Saying It Nicer: Why Language Matters for People With Addiction — quotes Richard Saitz, professor and chair of community health sciences.
Boston Globe
Here’s Why a Negative COVID-19 Test Doesn’t Guarantee You Can Safely Gather on Thanksgiving — quotes Eleanor Murray, assistant professor of epidemiology.
The Enterprise
10,000 Lives Lost to COVID in Massachusetts: The Painful Toll of the Pandemic — quotes Davidson Hamer, professor of global health.
Praying Through the Second Wave: Expert Advice on Staying Safe — quotes Jennifer Weuve, associate professor of epidemiology.
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Looking Ahead
Faculty Senate Meeting
Tuesday, November 24, 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Online.
Student Senate Office Hours
Wednesday, November 25, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
Student Senate General Body Meeting
Monday, November 30, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Online.
Virtual Office Hours with Dean Andrade
Tuesday, December 1, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Online.
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